Acting Studio Chicago
- - -
Adult Acting Classes in Chicago Kids & Teens Acting Classes -
Rent the Acting Studio Chicago
Register for a Class
Download the PDF of the Adult Acting Classes Schedule
Download the PDF of the Kids and Teens Acting Classes Schedule
jane brody

Life/Career Mapping: 5 Years to Succeed

Career and Life Planning for Actors: Based on The Actor's Business Plan; Career Planning for the Acting Life by Jane Drake Brody. Learn how to make smart choices for your life as an actor. Plot out your own journey for the next five years with a tangible, practical life road map based on fulfilling your dreams, while facing the real problems presented by 'the biz.'


Limited to 10 Students


5 weeks- $325

Thursdays 6-9p

begins Jan 26th

with Jane Brody


**Jane's book, The Actor's Business Plan; Career Planning for the Acting Life is included in the cost of the tuition.




Jane Brody, CSA, SAG/AFTRA, AEA is the founder of Jane Brody Casting in Chicago (now PR Casting) and Acting Studio Chicago which began as The Audition Centre in 1981. Her first book,The Actor’s Business Plan: A Career Guide for the Acting Life, Bloomsbury Press, is available on Amazon and at other bookstores worldwide. Jane tours internationally doing workshops in career building, Shurtleff audition techniques, camera methods, Stanislavski analysis, She also does summer retreats for actors and teachers in Superscenes; an acting method she created based on her study of neuroscience and archetype. Jane has been a citizen of the theatre since age fourteen beginning as an actress, and moving on to become a stage director, producer, actor’s agent, and casting director. Jane received the Casting Society of America's Best Location Casting award for the Coen brothers film, Fargo. As an actress, she performed at theatres such as The Guthrie in Minneapolis, Drury Lane, Chicago, Los Angeles Actors' Theatre and the Merle Oberon Theatre where she received the Los Angeles Weekly's Best Actress Award for her work in Absent Friends by Alan Ayckbourn. While in Los Angeles Jane was mentored by Michael Shurtleff and began her teaching career under his tutelage. Jane recently retired as Associate Professor in Performance at The Theatre School, Depaul University in Chicago. Prior to that, she was head of undergraduate acting at Louisiana State University. Jane’s second book, Acting, Archetype, and Neuroscience: Superscenes for Rehearsal and Performance by Routledge Press will be released in September 2016.













Kurt Nabig Free Class
Master Scene Study


The relationship between the Actors - Moments of Discovery for the Actor in the Scene - The Actors motivating Importance - Finding the Humor in the Scene during the Audition process - Secrets in Acting - The Moment Before the Scene starts - Mystery in the Scene - Finding the "Opposites" in the monologue

Acting Studio Chicago • 10 W Hubbard Suite 2E, Chicago, IL 60654 • 312.527.4566 • Email Us

Table of Contents
Acting Studio Chicago Home